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Two Los Angeles Documentaries and the North Hollywood Lit-Crawl

This week L.A. Letters covers two poignant Los Angeles documentaries, and also gives a brief overview of the forthcoming literary mega-event in North Hollywood.

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Third-generation Angeleno Mike "The Poet" Sonksen is a poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, and teacher.
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